Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men
addresses what it means—or should mean—to be a man today, at a time when media
and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture
presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true
exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent,
and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity,
especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values?
How did George Washington resist the temptation to become
the first king of America, and why did William Wilberforce give up the chance
to be prime minister of England? What made Eric Liddell cast aside an almost
certain Olympic gold medal? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right
to fight back against racists, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer to jeopardize his freedom
and safety to defy the Nazis? What gave John Paul II the ability to identify
with the most helpless members of human society and even to forgive the man who
tried to murder him? And why would Chuck Colson volunteer to go to prison when
he didn’t have to? Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man
who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces
and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men.
Having heroes and role models was always tremendously
important for society, but in the last few decades this has changed, with
seriously troubling results. Eric Metaxas says it’s time to reverse the trend.
With vitality and warmth, Metaxes restores to the listener a sense of the
heroic—the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know these
seven men, and your life will be immeasurably richer.
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